ADR at the French Space Days in India
Monday 9 October marked the start of the French Space Days with the arrival of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and the French delegation composed of 26 SMEs including ADR. The aim of this conclave was to boost the business and reinforce the collaboration between France and India. This event was the perfect opportunity to discuss new strategies and also network with the different actors from the Indian space industry.
India asserts more and more its space nation’s position, especially with the landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission on the Moon then with the launch of the new mission Aditya L-1, currently en route to the Sun.
Nowadays, the Indian space market represents 2% of the market in the world, or 7 billion dollars.
With many projects such as Gaganyaan or NISAR, India is increasingly developing its interest for space research. Indeed, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) owns one of the largest fleets of communication (INSAT), remote sensing (IRS), navigation and scientific satellites. Since its founding, the ISRO has launched 432 satellites on behalf of 34 countries.
The French Space Agency CNES and ISRO have been partners for over 50 years. Currently there are over 500 companies involved in activities such as components’ production, including ADR.